From the time of early treaties, through western expansion, and into the romanticism of the 20th century, the United States’ relations with Native Americans have been variously documented by artists, authors, and mapmakers. William R. Talbot offers a wonderful collection of historical artworks, maps, and books that explore the history and beauty of Indian cultures. The current exhibition features early 19th century Americana by Karl Bodmer, George Catlin, and McKenney & Hall. Regionalist New Mexico artworks from the late 19th century and the 20th century Modernist era include paintings and prints by Emil Bisttram, Gerald Cassidy, Peter Moran, Datus Myers, Ralph Pearson, Arnold Rönnebeck, and John French Sloan. Early maps of the Southwest, New Mexico, and Indian Territory are also exhibited in this well-rounded selection.
The exhibition may be seen daily except Sundays until August 31, 2013.